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How to remove overhead console?

Discussion in 'How To Section' started by gakman, Aug 10, 2008.

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  1. gakman

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    I like to mount my GPS towards the left upper edge of my windshield so I want to tap into a 12v power source from the overhead console/dome light (and not have the wire dangles to the cigarette plug below). How do you remove this piece so I can access behind it? I know this is probably very simple but my history is "if there is one wrong way to do a simple thing and break something, I will find it".

    Thanks!

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    just pull down on it
     
  3. gakman

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    Friction clips? No plastic tabs that would break off?

    Thanks!
     
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    Ussually no. Whoever invented those clips (not sure what they're called, but they're metal and invole an A looking side and a slot grabbing side) makes interiors easy to get off.
     
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    Nice thank you for the tips!
     
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    Long overhead console with AC

    should there be any screws in the long OH consoles with the ac or are hey also just held in with friction clips?
     
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    Just 1 screw.
     
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    Mine is just all friction clips. I have the longer one, with AC controls, sunglasses container, and mirror for an 03.
     
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    I have an 05 witht the long console aswell, i have removed it several times to put a gps where the mirror is and a radar detector up front, just pull carefully (there are wires connected)
     
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    So what was the verdict? Were the screws hidden up there or not? Have a new to us 06 EB and I want to add some power outlets up there... Hate to start tugging and break something. Ive looked and explored a bit. Dont see any screws.... but, one never knows.



     

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